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2014  Oscar  Awards
Nominations were announced early on 24 January 2014; polls closed 25 February; the 86th Academy Awards show
was televised 2 March 2014 {to avoid conflict with the Winter Olympics in Russia} on ABC and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres

complete listings of 2014 Academy Awards for films of 2013
A.M.P.A.S. site  •   Internet Movie Database  •   Wikipedia

"American Hustle" and "Gravity" each had ten nominations; "12 Years A Slave" had nine noms; "Captain Phillips", "Dallas Buyers Club", and "Nebraska"
each had six noms; "Her" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" each had 5 noms; "Philomena" had four noms; Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" and
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" each had three noms; and "August: Osage County", "Despicable Me 2", "Frozen", "The Grandmaster",
"The Great Gatsby", "Inside Llewyn Davis", "The Lone Ranger", and "Lone Survivor" each had two noms.

Best Motion Picture of the Year {nine noms this year}
"American Hustle"; "Captain Phillips"; "Dallas Buyers Club"; "Gravity" from Alfonso Cuarón; "Her"; "Nebraska";
"Philomena"; "12 Years A Slave"; and "The Wolf of Wall Street" from Martin Scorsese

Best Achievement in Directing
Alfonso Cuarón for "Gravity"; Steve McQueen for "12 Years A Slave"; Alexander Payne for "Nebraska";
David O. Russell for "American Hustle" and Martin Scorsese for "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale in "American Hustle"; Bruce Dern in "Nebraska"; Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street";
Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years A Slave"; and Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams in "American Hustle"; Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine"; Sandra Bullock in "Gravity";
Judi Dench in "Philomena"; and Meryl Streep in "August: Osage County"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi in "Captain Phillips"; Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle"; Michael Fassbender in "12 Years A Slave";
Jonah Hill in "The Wolf of Wall Street"; and Jared Leto in "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins in "Blue Jasmine"; Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle"; Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years A Slave";
Julia Roberts in "August: Osage County"; and June Squibb in "Nebraska"

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
"The Broken Circle Breakdown" [Belgium]; "The Great Beauty" [Italy]; "The Hunt" [Denmark];
"The Missing Picture" [Cambodia]; and "Omar" [Palestine]

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen for "Blue Jasmine"; Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack for "Dallas Buyers Club"; Spike Jonze for "Her";
Bob Nelson for "Nebraska"; and Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell for "American Hustle"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope for "Philomena"; Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke for "Before Midnight"; Billy Ray
for "Captain Phillips"; John Ridley for "12 Years A Slave"; and Terence Winter for "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
"The Croods"; "Despicable Me 2"; "Ernest & Celestine" [France]; "Frozen"; and Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" [Japan]

And the winner is . . .
"Gravity" won 7 Oscars, "12 Years A Slave" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each won 3 Oscars,
and "Frozen" and "The Great Gatsby" won 2 Oscars each.

       "12 Years A Slave"  [2013]
full credits from IMDb

http://www.foxsearchlight.com/12yearsaslave/

"All Is Lost"  [2013]
PREDICTION 1/2013: Lots of early Oscar buzz & critical attention
full credits from IMDb

"The Best Film of the Year Has Just One Actor" per article by David Thomson, October 2013

"Enough Said"  [2013]
PREDICTION 10/2013: Lots of early Oscar buzz for Best Screenplay, plus the fact that this is James Gandolfini's final work.
full credits from IMDb
http://www.enoughsaidmovie.com/

"Frances Ha"  [I.F.C. May 2013]
Frances Ha b&w film by Noah Baumbach, starring Greta Gerwig  PREDICTION 5/2012: Just the kind of small film that Academy voters gush over now and then
"A modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption"; an 'exhilarating comedy' shot in black & white, with the music of Georges Delerue (composer for François Truffaut) Co-written & directed by Noah Baumbach; co-written by & starring Greta Gerwig
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)"  [Italy May 2013, USA Nov 2013]
directed by Paolo Sorrentino; won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film; BAFTA Film Award for Best Film not in the English Language; European Film Awards for Best Film,
Best Director, Best Actor & Best Editor; Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Film; and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Grand Prize & Jury Prize Awards
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits from IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [2:02] at YouTube

"Nebraska"  [Paramount Village Nov 2013]
Nebraska 2013 road movie starring Bruce Dern  PREDICTION 11/2012: Oscar noms for director Alexander Payne & actor Bruce Dern
Filmed in b&w digital over 35 days across Nebraska, and in Billings, Montana, Buffalo, Wyoming, and Rapid City, South Dakota; a reclusive, booze-addled old man in Montana gets a letter that he has won a million-dollar Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes prize and decides to walk to Lincoln, Nebraska to get it; stopped by the police, he compels his estranged son to drive him there. Directed by Alexander Payne; written by Bob Nelson; starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, Mary Louise Wilson, Rance Howard, Tim Driscoll, Devin Ratray, Angela McEwan, Gelndora Stitt, Elizabeth Moore, Kevin Kunkel, Dennis McCoig, Ronald Vosta & Missy Doty; film nominated for Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival; Bruce Dern won Best Actor Award at Cannes
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:03] at YouTube

"--"  [2007]
full credits from IMDb

"--"  [2007]
full credits from IMDb

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